Week 1: Evidence-Based Practice in Informatics
You may recall the data, information, knowledge, and wisdom—or DIKW—framework from previous coursework. This week, you recall that prior learning and extend the “W” in the framework by reflecting on what contributes to wisdom in nursing practice.
One way to think of wisdom in nursing is the application of data, information, and knowledge. That is, how you use the data, information, and knowledge can be considered a type of wisdom. Likewise, applying evidence-based practice is also a type of wisdom in your nursing practice. This week, you begin the process of extending these concepts to the realm of nursing informatics, an area in which the use of evidence-based practice is acutely related to improving patient experiences and outcomes.
Post an explanation of how theoretical models and the concepts of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom relate to evidence-based practice in nursing. Be specific and provide examples.
McBride, S., & Tietze, M. (2019). Nursing informatics for the advanced practice nurse: Patient safety, quality, outcomes, and interprofessionalism (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
- Chapter 3, “Scientific and Theoretical Foundations for Driving Improvement” (pp. 40–73)
Nelson, R. (2018). Informatics: Evolution of the Nelson Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom Model: Part 1. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 23(3).
Ronquillo, C. M., Currie, L. M., & Rodney, P. (2016). The evolution of data-information-knowledge-wisdom in nursing informatics. Advances in Nursing Science, 39(1).